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  • Addressing the Working Conditions of Street Vendors May 21, 2013

    Ali Yawar, 53, is a street vendor from Kabul. He was a young boy of 18 when he lost his arm during the war in 1990s. Since then, Ali’s physical disability has prevented him from earning a descent income in order to support his family. In the absence of a secure job, Ali has been deprived the joy of a stable income which would usher in peace and security for his family.

  • Afghanistan Celebrates World Press Freedom Day May 7, 2013

    Today UNESCO, UNDP, Afghanistan Ministry of Information and Culture and Afghanistan Journalists Federation jointly celebrated the World Press Freedom Day under the global theme “Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media”. The Afghan observance came three days after the event was launched on 3 May at a ceremony held in San Jose, Costa Rica to mark the global launch.

  • Azerbaijan Support to Afghan Customs May 3, 2013

    The Government of Azerbaijan has delivered special customs support infrastructure to the Government of Afghanistan.

  • Spanish Funding for Development of Rural Areas in Badghis Province Apr 8, 2013

    Spain has provided Euro 22 million for Development of Rural Areas in Badghis Province in Afghanistan under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-supported National Area Based Development Programme (NABDP). An agreement to this effect was signed between the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Spanish Government and UNDP Afghanistan.

  • UNDP Signs MoU with EUPOL and Afghan Government Mar 11, 2013

    Close to 80 women police officers, prosecutors and members of the legal community in Afghanistan will benefit from a new training package aimed at equipping the justice and law enforcement community with tools designed to curb violence against women.

  • Returnee Afghan Women Reclaim Right to Shelter, Access Basic Services Feb 20, 2013

    Meet Hava. About eight years ago she returned from Iran with her husband and three sons. Reminiscing on the past, Hava says, “We had no means to reclaim our own land and were forced to rent a space with minimum amenities. We were continuously harassed by our landlord for not being able to pay the rent in time”. Just a couple of years back, the family was able to access the assistance for shelter for returnees and internally displaced persons provided by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). In 2012, Hava was able to move into her new home.

  • Afghan National Police Cadets Return Home from Training in Turkey Feb 17, 2013

    On 16 February 2013, the Director of Studies in the Ministry of Interior’s Training and Education Command, Brigadier General Shah Alam Sapand received the first group of 500 Afghan National Police Graduates returning from the Police Training Centre in Sivas, Turkey.

  • Afghan Civil Servants to be Trained in Inclusive Personnel Development and Admin Reform Feb 4, 2013

    UNDP’s National Institution Building Project (NIBP) is holding a Capacity Development workshop to strengthen inclusive and participatory capacity development, and promote universal UNDP principles among project staff and Afghanistan’s civil servants.

  • Korea Gives $50M Support to Law and Order Trust Fund Dec 18, 2012

    The Government of the Republic of Korea will make a contribution of USD 50 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-supported Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA). An Agreement to this effect was signed by the Korean Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mr. Seong-doo Ahn and Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, UNDP Country Director for Afghanistan in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Interior, Mr. Ghulam Ali Wahadat, here today.

  • $6.6M Spanish Support to Peace and Reintegration Efforts in Badghis Nov 27, 2012

    Kabul, Afghanistan:The Government of Spain will contribute USD 6.6 million towards implementation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-supported Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Project (APRP) project.

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